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FEDERAL COURT FINDS AN OVERSIGHT IN APHIS' OVERSIGHT OF BIOPHARMING

Biopharming

SOURCE: ISB News Report, USA, by Phill Jones
http://www.isb.vt.edu/news/2006/news06.oct.htm#oct0604
DATE: Oct 2006

In August, the US District Court for the District of Hawaii ruled that
the US Department of Agriculture had violated environmental statutes by
permitting four companies to grow plants genetically engineered to
produce pharmaceuticals. Activists hailed the decision as the first
federal court ruling on the practice of biopharming.

Roots of the Litigation
The case has its origins in a petition filed by the GE Food Alert

Oregon: BIOPHARMING PANEL SEES WAY TO PROTECT HEALTH, ADVANCE WORK

Biopharming

SOURCE: The Oregonian, USA

URL:
http://www.oregonlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/business/11622687251171...

DATE: 31.10.2006

GENET comment:

the public comments can be read at:

Public comments

more about the Biopharming committee at:

Biopharm committee

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Bio Firm Plans Kansas Rice Plant

Biopharming

By JOHN HANNA
The Associated Press, September 29 2006
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4225265.html

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - A California company that has faced criticism for
growing and processing genetically engineered rice is planning to open a
processing plant here and contract with area farmers to grow the crop.

State and local officials have embraced Ventria Bioscience's project, and
they and the Sacramento, Calif.-based firm's leader had a news conference
Friday to tout it as a major boost for Kansas' emerging biosciences
industry.

Oregon: Biopharming committee sees reasons to redo draft

Biopharming

Farming - The panel will continue to address concerns about controls for genetically altered crops in Oregon

Tuesday, September 26, 2006
ALEX PULASKI

SALEM -- Swayed by public opposition and their own misgivings, members of a state biopharming committee decided Monday to rewrite their own recommendations to the governor.

Despite hype, biopharming never took hold in Colorado

Biopharming

By Diane Carman
Denver Post Staff Columnist
DenverPost.com 8/17/2006

Once upon a time in Colorado biopharming was The Next Big Thing.

Meristem Therapeutics hosted a delegation of three state legislators and
representatives of farmers' organizations at its headquarters in
Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2003 to describe its plan to pay local farmers
handsomely to produce medicinal-quality lipase - an enzyme to digest fats -
in corn plants in Eastern Colorado.

Most of the delegates were wowed. They came home smitten.

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